A Neat plain modern stile: Philip Hooker and his by Mary Raddant Tomlan, Albany Institute of History and Art,

By Mary Raddant Tomlan, Albany Institute of History and Art, Fred L. Emerson Gallery

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For their help in typing the catalogue manuscript, thanks go to Sally Carman and Sally Emery. Final thanks to Marjorie Salzillo for her patience, advice, and support. WILLIAM SALZILLO, DIRECTOR EMERSON GALLERY, HAMILTON COLLEGE Page 9 Editor's Foreword It is particularly appropriate that the Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, is the sponsor of A Neat Plain Modern Stitle: Philip Hooker and His Contemporaries 1796-1836. The first major study of the Albany architect, published in 1929, was authored by Edward W.

Kent concerning its preservation and restoration, to Diana S. Waite's study of its tin roofing and Henry Wiencek's recounting of myths and family history associated with the building. Hooker's work was discussed by Talbot Hamlin in 1944 within the context of the Greek Revival style, and has been mentioned in subsequent surveys of American architectural history. More recently, Roger G. Kennedy has drawn on Douglas G. Bucher's research and published articles to consider Hooker and his buildings in the light of work by French architects active in the new republic.

The town is situated in a low Spot near the water side surrounded with Hills towards the Land on one of which just out of the town stands the remains of an old fort [Fort Frederick] which is at present in ruins. There are here several Churches for the Church of England that of Scotland and a Dutch one togeather with a very handsome Gaol. ] As well as several good houses in the town there are some in the Neighbourhood of Which that of Mr. Yaetes [Peter Waldron Yates] situated on the Rise of a hill to your right hand as you go out of town on the opposite side may be called by far the best.

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